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A daily rundown of top news in Queens, NY

Morning Buzz: De Blasio aide arrested after loaded gun found, man fatally struck by R train

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Monday, April 9

• Mostly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• A man died after an apartment blaze broke out at Trump Tower on a floor where sprinklers were not installed.

• Starting today, Facebook will notify you if you’re one of the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica.

• A bus carrying Long Island students returning from spring break in Europe crashed on the Southern State Parkway, seriously injuring six passengers while 37 more suffered minor injuries.

13th Annual Real Estate Breakfast  Thurs Apr 12th 7:30-10am  This year, we are focusing on the new and exciting business tenants that are shaping our neighborhood.  Tkts  The Ravel Hotel, 8-08 Queens Plaza South, LIC

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Queens News
• Reagan Stevens, the deputy director of youth and strategic initiatives for the Office of Criminal Justice, was arrested in Jamaica alongside two men after cops found a loaded gun in the car they were sitting in.

• An illegal cab driver was arrested after nearly kidnapping a woman at JFK Airport.

• A man was fatally struck by a Manhattan-bound R train after he leapt off the platform at the Steinway St. station.

• Senator John McCain believes Trump’s comments about withdrawing from Syria “emboldened” the Syrian regime to launch latest gruesome chemical attack.

• A South Carolina Congressman pulled out a gun at a meeting with voters in an effort to show that they’re not dangerous.

• Black Panther has surpassed Titanic as the third-highest grossing film in North American history.

Weekend Box Office
• A Quiet Place: $50 million
• Ready Player One: $25.1 million
• Blockers: $21.4 million
• Black Panther: $8.4 million
• I Can Only Imagine: $8.4 million

Buzzing Back

• In 1977 ABBA earned their only number #1 hit in the United States with this song.

• In 1990 actress Kristen Stewart is born in Los Angeles, California.  She is most noted for her performance in this movie series

• The Times argues that state courts around the country are under partisan attacks.

• USA Today warns that e-cigarettes are possibly creating a new generation of addicts.

In the Blogs
• Sweet Chick is opening their new LIC restaurant today.

• Old Navy opened shop within a historic Jackson Heights building on 82nd Street.

Trending in New York
• #WrestleMania
• #Billions
• #TheMasters
• #100yearsago
• Reed

• The Knicks (28-52) will face the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• The Yankees (5-5) suffered another tough loss, losing to the Baltimore Orioles, 8-7. Giancarlo Stanton said the historically poor start for the team is just “a bad week.”

• The Mets (7-1) swept the Washington Nationals, beating them 6-5 in the 12th inning.

• The Nets (27-53) will take on the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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Garden Wedding Showcase  Sat Apr 14th 2:30-4:30pm  Meet our friendly staff, get an exclusive look at the Wedding Garden and tour our beautiful 39 acre garden.  RSVP Required or call 718-886-3800 ext 201.  Free with confirmed registration. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing

Real Estate
• The new development condo supply in Queens has increased by 23 percent.

• For Sale - Woodside – Two family semi attached b rack , corner lot, private drive, balcony on 2nd flr.  Nice yard, near all.  Asking $925,000 . Call The “A-Team”  Joe 917-952-2156 or Jackie 917-952-2797 .

• For Sale – Middle Village – Lovely semi detached 3 BR home, 3 blocks to Juniper Park.  All renovated w/ new kitchen, SS appliances, floors, boiler, pvt driveway & 2 car detached garage.  Asking $869,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Woodhaven – A seven-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,147-square-foot single family home at 83-87 Woodhaven Blvd. for $1.4 million. Zillow

Weekend Crime Roundup
• A city employee was arrested on Sunday around 2:05 p.m. Octayvia Scott was charged with assault on a police officer, assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and harassment by officers of the 114th Precinct.

• 65-year-old Ingrid Wallace was reported missing. She was last seen at her residence at 157-03 North Conduit Ave. on Saturday around 4 p.m. She is described as black, approximately 5’2″, approximately 160lbs, with dark hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion.  Wallace was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue sneakers and a green blouse.

 Ridgewood - Pre-Register Now!  Job Readiness Training Program.  Classes on Tues, 4/10 & Wed 4/11.  Queens Library, 20-12 Madison Street•  Postponed – Astoria – 10 a.m. – Council Member Kimmy Van Bramer and Public Advocate Letitia James announce removal of illegally parked DSNY trucks. 35-40 21st St.

• Flushing – 2 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and Selfhelp Community Services announce funding allocated for the Selfhelp Holocaust Survivor Program, 137-47 45th Ave.

• Jamaica – 3:30 p.m. – Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul highlights the fiscal year 2019 budget, The Harvest Room, 90-40 160th St.

• LIC – 4 p.m. – Interactive Story Time.  Queens Library, 37-44 21st Street

• Flushing – 7 p.m. – Community Board 7 Monthly Meeting.  Union Plaza Care Center, 33-23 Union Street

Written by QTadmin

April 12th, 2018 at 12:06 am

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